The Democratic-led state Assembly will move forward with a bill that would extend access to driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in New York, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie confirmed on Wednesday.

Democrats discussed the issue in a closed-door conference on Tuesday evening and concluded there was sufficient support for the bill to pass in the chamber.

But before the vote, lawmakers there plan to undertake a public education campaign highlighting what supporters have said are the benefits of the bill, including economic and public safety arguments as well as the revenue the state would capture as a result.

“The consensus that came out was we’re supportive of moving driver’s licenses for all, but we do want to spend a little time messaging and communicating to communities around the state why this is beneficial,” Heastie. “It would allow people who working in rural communities make easier to get to the job site.”

There are 12 states that currently provide some form of a driver’s license to undocumented immigrants.

Extending driver’s licenses for undocumented residents has been a politically difficult issue for the state. A measure proposed by then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer created a firestorm of opposition. But Democrats have shifted on the issue over the years and hope with a Democratic takeover of both chambers, a version of the bill can pass this year.

A Siena College poll released in March found 61 percent of New York voters are opposed to the idea.